Hemolytic anemia is a disorder in which red blood cells are destroyed faster than they can be made. The destruction of red blood cells is called hemolysis. Red blood cells carry oxygen to all parts of your body. If you have a lower than normal amount of red blood cells, you have anemia. When you have anemia, your blood can’t bring enough oxygen to all your tissues and organs. Without enough oxygen, your body can’t work as well as it should. Known causes of hemolytic anemia include: Inherited conditions, such as sickle cell anemia and thalassemia
Stressors such as infections, drugs, snake or spider venom, or certain foods. Toxins from advanced liver or kidney disease. Inappropriate attack by the immune system, Vascular grafts, prosthetic heart valves, tumors, severe burns, exposure to certain chemicals, severe hypertension, and clotting disorders.
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